Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

RV Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

  Soup is always good, easy to prepare and perfect as an RV Recipe! Here's my RV Recipe for Tomato Basil Soup: Add the ingredients to a Dutch oven, large saucepan or soup pot.  1. 1/2 c. olive oil 2. 5 slices of day-old rustic bread 3. 1 tsp salt 4. 1/2 tsp oregano 5. […]Read More

RV Recipes: Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Love the slight bite of fresh ginger and wanted to make a vegan soup to go with the sour dough bread I made the day before and I was certain the combination of warm soup and bread would warm us up on this cold winter day. Perfect for RVs and camping. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 […]Read More

Chicken Casserole Ole’

This casserole assembles quickly and can be a ‘Make Ahead' dish for a camping adventure or put together quickly at your camping destination if you have a convection oven, toaster oven or a heavy cast iron skillet available. The flavor combinations make for a great tasting, satisfying meal and the leftovers freeze well for up […]Read More

Instant Pot Mango Chicken Chutney Risotto

RVers love their Instant Pots. Here is an updated recipe I came up with for my 6 quart Instant Pot… Minimal ingredients and a delicious meal that you can enjoy a couple of nights while camping! Serves 4  Ingredients 1                            boneless, skinless […]Read More

Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with blue cheese

How do you stretch a meal and make leftovers terrific and taste like a million!  Here is what I did this week. You can also try this in your RV to get three meals. I purchased a beef tenderloin at 50% off from the market,  made a roast the first night which I topped with […]Read More

Baked Beef Short Ribs

  While checking out the Manager's Special in the 30% – 50% off section at the meat department, my eye caught a glimpse of a recently reduced package containing 5 beef short ribs.  I wanted to prepare a simple meal without a lot of fuss… so I tossed the package of short ribs into my […]Read More

Homemade Caramels

   Folks ask, can you make homemade candy for Holiday gifts easily in a Small Kitchen or RV Galley and get Big Flavors??? The answer is YES.  This recipe relies on the use of a microwave oven, a 2 quart microwave safe glass measuring cup and a heat tolerant spatula. Makes about 150 individual caramels […]Read More

Apple Persimmon Pomegranate Salad

If you are looking for a refreshing fruit salad side dish for a holiday celebration, this is a good option and can easily be  prepared at home, in your RV or at a campsite!  A simple creative chopped fruit salad that is easy to put together while traveling in your RV… and the ingredients are […]Read More

Winter Camping and Meteor Showers in Idaho

Winter camping can be a great experience.  We recently moved to Idaho and there are 8 or more destinations within the state that have winter camping opportunities.  Check out All Stays and also Reserve America for information and reservations. The skies of Idaho will light up soon with the upcoming Meteor showers that will shower […]Read More

RV Recipe: Coconut Milk Chia Seed Custard

When you are craving a little guilt free snack or dessert in the RV, whip up this delight in a matter of a few seconds…. then place the custards in your RV refrigerator to set for 2- 4 hours!  I found that the Silk brand coconut milk is preferable to the Costco organic coconut milk […]Read More

Thanksgiving in an RV with Instant Pot Turkey

Gobble up some delicious turkey at home or while camping… This Instant Pot recipe is moist and yummy.  Enjoy for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime! Serves 6 6 quart IP Ingredients 6 1/2 – 7 lb      bone in turkey breast 2 tbsp             olive oil 1 tsp each   […]Read More

RV Recipes: Baked Salmon with Boysenberry Sauce

Here is a tasty twist on serving salmon.  You can grill, saute' or bake salmon and enjoy within 20 minutes while camping.  Leftovers?  Save any leftovers to crumble up with a fork and add to a salad the next day! Serves 2 Ingredients 2      4 oz servings of salmon 1 tbsp.  fish sauce […]Read More

RV Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

Thanksgiving is coming soon and pumpkin season continues for a few more weeks. I created this make ahead powdered pancake mix that you can bring along on a camping trip.  When you are in the mood for pancakes just add the wet ingredients listed below!  Leftover pancakes can be stored in sandwich sized freezer ziptop […]Read More

RV Recipes: Cooking with Coconut flour

Coconut flour is derived from grating the meat of fresh coconuts. The meat is then dehydrated and defatted which means the oil is extracted. The result is a fine powder that looks and feels similar to wheat or grain flours. The most pure and organic forms may be used easily as a flour substitute  without […]Read More

RV Recipes: Baking with Almond Flour

Almond flour is great substitute for all purpose flour for folks the avoid wheat in the foods they prepare.  Here is some useful information that gives you a little background on using this flour substitute.  I thought this may be helpful to you or to someone you know.  Cheers! Why cook with almond flour? Like […]Read More

How to pick a Pumpkin

Whether you are visiting a pumpkin patch, roaming a Farmers Market or just wondering ‘what are the differences'  between the multiple pumpkin varieties of squash you come across while you are shopping for produce… Here is an alphabetical guide that will give you some insight into what the heck to do with this particular squash. […]Read More

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

I couldn't resist purchasing a fresh Jack o Lantern type pumpkin at the store for $2.99… so I spiced and roasted the pumpkin after removing the seeds and cutting the pumpkin into med/lge wedges, baking the pumpkin until tender (about an hour at 350F).   I used the pumpkin puree in smoothies, homemade lasagna and […]Read More

Barista style coffee while camping

If you love barista style coffee with luxurious foamy milk on top…and you happen to be adventure camping miles away from the nearest ‘fast serve' Java cafe', consider making a delightful high end brew of your own, using good quality freshly ground coffee beans.  For the rich frothy milk, bring along a small simple ‘milk […]Read More